Sorry my blog is a day late this week. You are very lucky to have it at all! After a lovely week spent in London and the Buckinghamshire area, I travelled back from London on Friday. Walking from Euston to Kings Cross (I know its not far!) but the heat and the fact my vision had been blurry for a few days meant I got lost as I couldn’t read the signs! I arrived into Kings Cross looking like a human lobster. If someone had stuck a solar panel near my face – I think I could have charged it enough to power a small city until at least 2050! Anyway enough of that! To the writing…
Needless to say there hasn’t been much of that going off! But, what there has been is lots of thinking, planning and down time – which are all equally important for a writer (so I have heard) I have a spy story in mind to write soon, so all the various visits including to Hughenden really helped. If you are looking for any inspiration for spy/war stories – you need to get yourself a pass and go visiting. The picture above is from the ‘ice house bunker’ which is on site – as the place was taken over for World War Two and was the house of Benjamin Disraeli (he was a Prime Minister in the uk) I gained so many ideas and so much inspiration here, just the feeling of the place takes you back so you can imagine the times. (the pic above is from the ice bunker)
Tomorrow I will be travelling to one of the locations which is in my book – so tune in next week for a sneak preview into where that is. I am away a lot of the next few weeks but will still be blogging and trying to pass of info.
I have also signed up to receive the Writing Magazine – they have an offer where you get the Writers’ & Artists Yearbook free if you sign up. Everyone says this is a must for finding information about publishers and agents – I will let you know what I think of it in a future blog.
Signing off now to pack the bags again. I swear I heard my bag sigh earlier (I told it to shut up as that’s its job – not just to live under my bed in luxury – its not a cat!)
As always, leave a comment if you want me to find anything out for you (writing wise – everything else ask google) or share info that would be great.
P.s…. that typewriter pic has really made me want to buy a typewriter! must have one.
Published by C.L. Peache
After living in various parts of the UK, including Wakefield, York, Derby, and the Yorkshire Dales, I now live in Nottinghamshire on a Narrowboat. I enjoy reading, writing, travelling, walking, kayaking, watching all forms of motorbike racing and socialising (networking).
At the beginning of my writing journey, I started a blog which tracks the ups and downs of writing, trying to get published and self-publishing. I need to mention that my blog posts are usually visited by ‘Brackets’!
My fantasy series, Festival of Time is now complete with the publication of Book Three: Battle in November 2022 which now joins, Festival of Time: Book Two: Rescue, and Festival of Time: Book One: Escape. Click ‘books’ on my website to find out more and follow me on social media for updates - I love chatting with readers and authors.
In 2021 I signed a digital publishing contract with Saga Fiction and now have three stories published on their app and Power of Nature is my latest thriller/mystery novel to be published by Saga Fiction and is available on Kindle and Kobo. Another story is coming in 2023.
I am part of a wonderful writing group in Newark: Fosseway Writers and I have a story in The Brinwade Chronicles, which is a collection of 28 Gothic stories by 13 writers. I’ve also contributed to a Fosseway collaborate novel, Burning Old School Ties and our latest anthology, Blood, Sweat and Typewriters They are all available on Amazon. We are working on our project for 2023.
In February 2019 I was lucky enough to travel to New Zealand. During my time there I wrote a journal about our bucket list 43-day adventure. This has now been turned into a travel guide: 187 Kilometres, turn left - now available on Amazon.
A Christmas Wish, is my third self-published story, which came to life after I’d published a Game of Souls in December 2018. My short story, A night lost to the past, won third place in the Newark Book Festival 2018 writing competition, which was run by the Fosseway Writers group. This was well received, and many readers asked me to develop and expand the story. A Christmas Wish and A night lost to the past have now been reedited and have been published with Saga Fiction.
SagaFiction : One novel currently in editing / Short-story for an Anthology in progress.
Fosseway project 2023 : Writing about buildings in Newark - I'm planning to write about St Mary Magdalene Church.
I'm very excited to start rewriting my psychological series, which will hopefully be published in 2023!
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2 thoughts on “Spies, visiting, typewriters and thoughts.”
Very good blog.love the picture says so much.
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Love this photo, would make a great cover for your spy book!